Sunday, July 17, 2011
Sacred Spirit - American Indian
Sacred Spirit, 30 x 30 , oil on canvas
This Plains Indian wears a headdress of feathers, trade cloth and beads. His face is painted blue which is a sacred color in some tribes. The hand on his face represents a battle honor. It is a Coup mark which indicates that he has gotten close enough to touch an enemy in battle. This is considered braver than killing from a distance.